Posted on: 26 October 2019
When you're evaluating different Italian restaurants, you'll conventionally find those that sell food for patrons to eat in the establishment and those that also sell food that you can take home. There are many reasons to visit the former type of eatery, but don't discount the value of checking out the latter type, too. This is especially a good idea if you've been to the restaurant to eat in the past and have thoroughly enjoyed the fare. Being able to pick up some freshly made food that you can cook at home can be a time saver for a family during a busy week. Here are some products that you might find for sale.
Some Italian restaurants sell containers of their most famous sauces that people can take home to use. On its own, a container of sauce isn't a meal, but it's certainly a good starting point. For example, with a container of tomato sauce, you can brown some ground beef or heat some meatballs, mix them with the sauce, and then pour it over some pasta. You'll end up with a restaurant-caliber meal in just a fraction of the time that it would take you to prepare such a meal from scratch.
You might have experience taking home a portion of your Italian restaurant meal to reheat for lunch the following day, but this isn't a scenario in which you'll feed your whole family. Another option is to visit a restaurant that sells ready-to-cook Italian entrees that you can buy, keep frozen until you're ready to use them, and then pop them in the oven. For example, the restaurant might have a selection of its lasagnas fully assembled but not baked. Such dishes will come with cooking instructions, so you'll have no trouble producing a meal that will make your family or guests' tastes buds tingle.
You might think of hearty pasta dishes before you think of soup when Italian fare pops into your head, but there's no disputing that Italian cuisine has its share of tasty soups. Minestrone, Italian wedding, and many other varieties of soup are popular in Italian restaurants — and may also be available for you to pick up and take home to heat. All you'll need to do is choose the right size of container to accommodate the number of people at your table, heat the soup over the stove, and serve it.Share